Greensboro to Oppose Same-Sex Marriage Ban
From Amanda Lehmert at the N&R:
The Greensboro City Council on Tuesday will consider a resolution to oppose a constitutional amendment to ensure that the state recognizes marriage as the union between one man and one woman.
The new city council got off to a rocky start with the return of business as usual, by decreasing transparency and making plans to spend money on public works, but this kind of thing reaffirms the reasons we voted them in. Despite the Christian fundamentalists’ objection to same-sex marriage, what we are really fighting for is the protection of civil unions and domestic partnerships, as much on behalf of those involved as their children. Republicans in the NC Legislature have over-reached with the wording of the referendum to amend the Constitution, and for that reason, the effort is likely to fail.
I congratulate city council for their decision and look forward to passage of the resolution on Tuesday. Greensboro has a long tradition of tolerance toward all her citizens and this action merely reaffirms that thinking.